The ARAOMC (Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multi-Cultural) Committee will be showing:

Race-The Power of an Illusion“Race: The Power of an Illusion”, a 3-part video series which historically examines the concepts of race and racial differences and their perceived genetic and social aspects.

Episode I – “The Difference Between Us” shown Friday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 19

Episode II – “The Story We Tell” shown Friday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 19

Episode III – “The House We Live In” shown Friday, May 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room 19

The division of the world’s peoples into distinct groups – “red,” “black,” “white” or “yellow” peoples – has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that’s exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by California Newsreel claims. Race – The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth.

Yet race still matters. Just because race doesn’t exist in biology doesn’t mean it isn’t very real, helping shape life chances and opportunities.

There will be discussion following the videos. Please sign up on the sheet in the lobby or by emailing Nadine Godin-Nassaney so we can prepare for enough handouts and snacks.

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